Richard II

The 1st play of a old tetralogy together with Shakespeare’s Henry IV (parts 1 and a couple of) and Henry V, Richard II information the tragic downfall of the eponymous king and simultaneous upward push of Henry IV. while Richard II’s reliance on his bloodline and the Divine correct of Kings makes him quaint and resembling medieval rulers, Henry IV’s contrastingly smooth reliance on Machiavellian rules and his highbrow prowess supplies him an part that's eventually Richard’s undoing. a strong and tricky tragedy, Richard II continues to be the most politically charged performs of Shakespeare’s illustrious profession.

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153 the place one on his facet fights, hundreds of thousands will fly. 154 Farewell without delay, for as soon as, for all, and ever. one hundred fifty five hairy good, we may perhaps meet back. 156 BAGOT                                    I worry me, by no means. 157 input Hereford, Northumberland. BOLINGBROKE How some distance is it, my lord, to Berkeley now? 1 NORTHUMBERLAND  Believe me, noble lord, 2 i'm a stranger right here in Gloucestershire. three those excessive wild hills and tough asymmetric methods four attracts out our miles and makes them wearisome. five And but your reasonable discourse hath been as sugar, 6 Making the challenging manner candy and delectable. 7 yet I bethink me what a weary method eight From Ravenspurgh to Cotshall could be stumbled on nine In Ross and Willoughby, short of your organization, 10 Which, I protest, hath greatly beguiled eleven The tediousness and strategy of my go back and forth. 12 yet theirs is sweetened with the wish to have thirteen the current profit which I own, 14 And wish to pleasure is little much less in pleasure 15 Than wish loved. via this the weary lords sixteen Shall make their approach appear brief as mine hath performed 17 via sight of what i've got, your noble corporation. 18 BOLINGBROKE Of less worth is my corporation 19 Than your solid phrases. yet who comes right here? 20 input Harry Percy. NORTHUMBERLAND  It is my son, younger Harry Percy, 21 despatched from my brother Worcester whencesoever. — 22 Harry, how fares your uncle? 23 PERCY I had proposal, my lord, to have discovered his well-being of 24 you. 25 NORTHUMBERLAND  Why, is he no longer with the Queen? 26 PERCY No, my reliable lord, he hath forsook the court docket, 27 damaged his employees of workplace, and dispersed 28 The loved ones of the King. 29 NORTHUMBERLAND What was once his cause? He was once now not so resolved 30 while final we spake jointly. 31 PERCY simply because your Lordship was once proclaimèd traitor. 32 yet he, my lord, is long gone to Ravenspurgh 33 to provide carrier to the Duke of Hereford, 34 And despatched me over by way of Berkeley to find 35 What energy the Duke of York had levied there, 36 Then with instructions to fix to Ravenspurgh. 37 NORTHUMBERLAND have you ever forgot the Duke of boy? 38 PERCY No, my stable lord, for that's now not forgot 39 Which ne’er I did be mindful. To my wisdom forty I by no means in my existence did glance on him. forty-one NORTHUMBERLAND Then discover ways to comprehend him now. this is often the Duke. forty two PERCY, My gracious lord, I smooth you my carrier, forty three equivalent to it really is, being smooth, uncooked, and younger, forty four Which elder days shall ripen and make sure forty five To extra approvèd carrier and wilderness. forty six BOLINGBROKE I thank thee, mild Percy, and verify forty seven I count number myself in not anything else so chuffed forty eight As in a soul rememb’ring my solid acquaintances; forty nine And as my fortune ripens with thy love, 50 It will probably be nonetheless thy actual love’s recompense. fifty one My center this covenant makes, my hand hence seals it. fifty two NORTHUMBERLAND, How some distance is it to Berkeley, and what stir fifty three retains strong outdated York there along with his males of warfare? fifty four PERCY There stands the citadel via yon tuft of bushes, fifty five Manned with 300 males, as i've got heard, fifty six And in it are the Lords of York, Berkeley, and fifty seven Seymour, fifty eight None else of brand and noble estimate.

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